- Published: 04.11.2019.
PM, Zagreb mayor satisfied with meeting
Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic and Zagreb Mayor Milan Bandic said on Monday they were pleased with a meeting at which they had talked about the capital's zoning plan, but did not say if city councillors from Plenkovic's HDZ party would back the plan and MPs from Bandic's party the state budget.
"We agreed the process of adopting the zoning plan for the City of Zagreb. The mayor's associates briefed us on the procedure. It's an expert topic and they are considering every aspect of its compliance with the law and the plan in the Construction and Physical Planning Ministry," said Plenkovic.
Asked if the HDZ city councillors would back the plan if it was greenlit by the ministry, he said a decision would be adopted after an expert analysis was made.
He said the meeting discussed a score of projects important for the development of Zagreb, from those being implemented, worth more than HRK 1.3 billion, to future ones such as connecting the city and its airport, the Gredelj project, a children's hospital, the Institute of Immunology, and the Zagreb on the Sava River project.
Plenkovic said they also talked about the financing of the capital in the long term, calling the meeting useful and constructive.
Mayor Bandic said the government and the city were partners. "Responsibility and partnership is and will remain the cornerstone of our future work."
Asked by the press if there was a connection between the votes on Zagreb's zoning plan and the state budget, the mayor said: "Responsibility and partnership."
City Council president Drago Prgomet said big projects in Zagreb could not succeed if the government and the city were not partners.